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4 Bed House - Detached

Southerly, South Drive, Darley Park, Derby


£995,000Sold STC


MAGNIFICENT PERIOD HOME BACKING ONTO DARLEY PARK - This is a truly rare opportunity to acquire a fine period home in a stunning location on South Drive off Belper Road, backing directly onto the beautiful Darley Park. This most attractive Edwardian detached home was built in 1912 and offers over 2900 square feet of beautifully appointed accommodation with immense style and character.

Magnificent Edwardian Detached Home

Beautifully Appointed with a Wealth of Character & Charm

Over 2900 Square Feet of Accommodation

Situated within the Strutts Park Conservation Area

Porch, Reception Hallway, Cloaks WC, Sitting Room, & Family Room/Study

Spacious Lounge, Bespoke Handmade Dining Kitchen, Superb Orangery

Four Double Bedrooms & Period Style Four Piece Family Bathroom

Master Bedroom with Walk in Wardrobe & En-Suite Bathroom

Beautifully Landscaped Gardens, Driveway & Double Garage to Rear

Backing on to the beautiful Darley Park

The accommodation has the benefit of gas central heating, underfloor heating (where stated) Iand in brief comprises vestibule with quarry tiled floor, panelled and glazed leaded inner door with matching side lights leading to the impressive reception hallway with oak parque flooring, stunning panelled staircase to first floor incorporating under stairs cupboard, fitted guest cloakroom with fitted period style suite, beautiful lounge with recessed stone fireplace and box bay window, sitting room with french doors to the rear garden, family room/study, bespoke handmade dining kitchen with range cooker and french doors leading to the beautiful orangery with internal door access to the double garage.

The spacious first floor galleried landing leads to four generous double bedrooms, spacious period style four piece family bathroom. The most impressive master bedroom suite offers a beautifully appointed walk in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom.

Outside, the property offers a particularly private enclosed garden plot with stone walled and hedgerow boundary, including delightful landscaped gardens and rear driveway access leading to an attached double garage.


Situated within the highly desirable Strutts Park conservation area of Derby, located on the edge of the beautiful Darley Park.

The property offers easy access to a full range of amenities in Derby City centre including the architecturally impressive Cathedral Quarter, leisure facilities on Queen Street, restaurant and bars along Friar Gate and Derbion shopping centre.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, Darley Park is on the doorstep of this property and provides pleasant walks along the banks of the River Derwent.

Excellent educational facilities are close at a hand to include reputable primary schools, Walter Evans at Darley Abbey and St Mary's Catholic School and secondary education at St Benedict's and Woodlands at Allestree. Private education is also available at the Old Vicarage in Darley Abbey, Derby High School and Derby Grammar School for Boys, both situated in Littleover.

There are excellent transport links with fast access on to the A6, A38, A50, A52 leading to the M1 motorway.

The location is convenient for Derby Railway Station, Pride Park, University of Derby, The Royal Derby Hospital, Rolls-Royce and Toyota.



Entrance through a hardwood panelled entrance door into the beautiful entrance porch.

Entrance Vestibule 10'10" x 5'7"

Fitted with a period tiled floor, two obscure glazed leaded windows to the front elevation and one to the side elevation, ornate coving to ceiling, wall mounted alarm key pad with ADT security alarm and CCTV, central heating radiator and traditional oak doorway with obscure glazed inset window with leaded effect and matching side panelled windows leading into a beautiful reception hallway.

Reception Hallway 14'2" x 11'7"

Fitted with a beautiful oak parquet wood block flooring, feature turning staircase leading to the first floor landing with open spindles and solid oak handrail, wall mounted four column tubular radiator, oak panelled doorway giving access to a useful under-stairs storage cupboard with access to the under-floor heating controls, ornate coving to ceiling, feature archway leading to the continuation of the hallway and traditional wood panelled doors giving access to the lounge, sitting room, study/family room, down-stairs WC and breakfast kitchen.

Lounge 23'4" into bay x 20' into fire recess

Having a stone fireplace with stone hearth, ornate coving to the ceiling, recessed halogen down-lighters, inset metal framed leaded windows, three to the side elevation and bay window to the front elevation, two central heating radiators, TV point and solid oak wood block parquet flooring.

Sitting Room 18'10" into bay x 14'11"

Having a feature recessed fireplace with limestone surround and gas point, TV point, ornate coving to ceiling, metal framed leaded windows to the front elevation, bay window incorporating double opening French doors leading out to the rear garden with inset metal framed leaded effect windows to either side.

Study/Family Room 16'4" into bay x 10'11"

Having a feature fireplace with tiled backplate and painted wooden surround, ornate coving to the ceiling, bay window to the side elevation with inset metal framed windows with leaded effect and central heating radiator.

Cloakroom WC 6'11" x 5'10"

Fitted with a traditional style white two-piece suite comprising a pedestal wash hand basin with chrome hot and cold taps, ceramic tiled splash-backs, low level WC, access to the water meter, solid oak wood block parquet flooring, central heating radiator, ornate coving to the ceiling, recessed Led down-lighters and a single glazed obscure window to the rear elevation.

Beautifully Appointed Dining Kitchen 23'7" x 10'6"

Hand made bespoke solid wood unit kitchen with painted wood panelled doors, base cupboards, wall units and storage cupboards with granite work surface over with under-mounted Belfast double sink with traditional style chrome mixer tap. Integrated double tall fridge freezer, integrated AEG dishwasher, Falcon dual fuel range cooker built into the chimney recess with five ring gas hob, tiled splash-back and feature surround, integrated Bosch washing machine and integrated Bosch condensing dryer. Wood unit double glazed window to the side elevation, ornate coving to the ceiling, recessed LED down-lighters, built-in wine rack, built-in display cabinets, shelving units with hardwood work surface over and travertine tiled floor with under-floor heating.

Plant Room

Housing the Megaflow pressurised hot water cylinder, wall mounted Vaillant central heating boiler, access to the electric meter and the wall mounted electric fuse box.

Beautiful Orangery 17' x 14'7"

Built of brick base wall construction with wood unit double glazed panelled windows to the side elevation with delightful views over the rear garden, double opening glass panelled French doors opening out onto the rear garden, timber framed glass lantern with two opening windows, recessed LED down-lighters and under-floor heating. Travertine steps lead down to a panelled doorway giving access to the double garage.


Beautiful Galleried Landing 17'6" x 11'7"

With metal framed windows to the front elevation, ornate coving to the ceiling and doors giving access to all four bedrooms, dressing room and family bathroom.

Master Bedroom 19'5" into wardrobe depth x 15'10" into bay

Fitted with beautiful bespoke fitted wardrobes with panelled doors with brass handles, two central heating radiators, inset metal framed bay window to the front elevation and panelled doors giving access to the walk-in wardrobe and en-suite.

Walk-in Wardrobe 6'9" x 5'8"

Fitted with bespoke bedroom furniture comprising heritage green wardrobes with solid oak detailing, shelving units and four handrails, solid oak wood block parquet flooring, coving to ceiling, recessed LED down-lighters and door leading back to the landing.

En-suite Bathroom 10'10" x 6'10"

Fitted with a P-shaped bath with Victorian style mixer attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, travertine effect porcelain tiling to the walls, chrome heated towel rail with inset white column radiator, ornate coving to ceiling, recessed LED down-lighters, extractor fan and single glazed metal framed leaded window to the side elevation.

Bedroom Two 15'2" x 15' into recess

Having a feature fireplace with surrounds and tiled backplate, central heating radiator, single glazed leaded windows to the front elevation, single glazed leaded window to the rear elevation and double opening French doors with inset obscure glazed windows with leaded effect leading out onto a balcony area with delightful views towards Darley Park.

Bedroom Three 14'11" x 10'11" into recess

Having a central heating radiator, ornate coving to ceiling and a metal framed leaded window to the rear elevation with delightful views towards Darley Park.

Bedroom Four 13'112 x 10'11" into recess

Fitted with a central heating radiator, ornate coving to ceiling, wooden picture rail and metal framed single glazed windows to the side elevation.

Luxury Family Bathroom 14'6" x 7'4"

Fitted with a traditional four-piece suite comprising a pedestal wash hand basin with chrome hot and cold taps, low level WC, shower cubicle with traditional style chrome shower unit with tiled splash-backs and feature roll top bath with claw feet with Victorian style mixer attachment. Porcelain tiled floor, chrome heated towel rail with inset white column radiator, partial tiling to the walls, recessed LED down-lighters and two obscure leaded windows to the rear elevation with inset stained glass and leaded effect. There is also loft access leading to a generous boarded loft space with potential to convert to further rooms (subject to planning consent being obtained)



There is a pedestrian gate accessed off South Drive with stone pillars to either side with steps leading up to the front garden area with a block paved pathway leading to the front door with a paved pathway with decorative wrought iron gates giving access through to the rear garden. The pathway continues to the front and side garden area with feature box hedging, Cotswold stone gravelled beds, hedgerow and walled boundary and a lawn section.

Side Garden

Having a generous block paved seating area with raised level planting borders with hedgerow boundary, box hedging and Cotswold stone gravelled beds. The seating area also leads to a cobble stone pathway with decorative wrought iron gate giving access to Belper Road. Useful bin storage area at the rear of the property with the continuation of the block paved pathway and outside cold water tap.

Delightful Enclosed Rear Garden

Having a blue slate paved pathway leading to a blue slate paved patio area with two lawn sections, box hedging and a brick wall and hedge boundary providing a degree of privacy.

Double Garage at Rear 17'7" x 17'2"

Having an electric roll up door, power, light, wall mounted storage cupboards, worktops and tall built-in storage cupboards.

To the rear of the property South Drive gives gated access into Darley Park and also gives rear access to a cobblestone double width driveway with stone columns to either side to the rear leading to the double attached garage.

Delightful Position Backing onto Darley Park